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The Specialist Polish RE Fund Manager (and Politician)

My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. The first few weeks of lockdown were surprisingly productive for First Property Group. Despite all the obvious challenges, and after a final flurry of Zoom and WhatsApp calls, we closed the sale of a Tower block in Warsaw and netted a €20 million cash windfall with the entire team working from home – not bad! Twelve months earlier, I would have... Read More >

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The Architect
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. It seems so much longer than a year ago that we were all coming cautiously and thoughtfully out of Read More >
The London Architect
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. I feel terrible for writing this, when front line workers are risking their lives to save others Read More >
The Family Office investor
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. COVID-19 has brought another devasting yet challenging news in the year of 2020. Staying safe has Read More >
Head of Property
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Here we are in May 2020. Like many others I am balancing home schooling, working from home and Read More >
The Real estate academic
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. We regularly underinvest in education, re-training, environmental policy, healthcare, research and Read More >
The Global PR Guru
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. My World: June 2021. It’s now 400 days since the lockdown began, or is it 399? I’m so bored Read More >
The prime UK lender
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Flexible working will become a permanent and prominent part of office culture, bringing changes Read More >
June 2021: Plodding Ahead, with Optimistic Vigilance
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. The crisis brought about by the coronavirus utterly paralyzed the normal functioning of society on Read More >
The Green entrepreneur
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. By the time Covid 19 arrived, my world had already changed. I had left the city and was busy Read More >
The investor and historian
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Having reached the age of seventy six I can put the Covid-19 pandemic into some kind of historical Read More >
The UK Real estate economist
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Like most, my working arrangements have changed more in the last six weeks than in the previous Read More >
The Professor of Architecture
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Bizarre hairstyles, global shortages of cosmetics and bananas and each of us knowing at least five Read More >
The Global (particularly Africa) Investor
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Thank goodness the world is getting on with funding & rebuilding fit for purpose global Read More >
Grumpy Old Estate Agent
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. When I was asked if I would contribute a piece to the Property Chronicle, I started thinking about Read More >
Head of World Research for major agency
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. A year from now, I expect working life to have evolved significantly. Until three months ago, I Read More >
The Real Estate Professor
My world: June 2021… This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Nicholas and the Adventure with the Crystal Ball Nicholas was not a small man. In recent years, Read More >
Cambridge Professor of Agriculture
My world: June 2021… This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Looking back over the last 15 months, it still seems incredible what has happened here in my Read More >
The Public School Headmaster
It is great to be out and about, enjoying the sunshine at a country pub thronging with families enjoying a pint and a pie, complimenting each other’s dogs which barge and jostle about the tables. Thank goodness everyone can enjoy their lives Read More >
The Football and Rugby Club owner
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. It is 1st July 2021. With the recent development of vaccine production facilities worldwide to Read More >
Fund Manager
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. It’s not often that working in a role which has you at a desk, glued to your computer for most, Read More >
The hedge fund strategist
My world: June 2021… This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Permanent QE keeps stock markets buoyed, but financiers have no one to finance as companies turn Read More >
The Harvard real estate professor
My world: June 2021… This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. While a semblance of normality will be more or less back by June 2021, we will retain some of the Read More >
Head of research at a leading asset manager
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Property values will recover faster than expected, but not across the board This time next Read More >
REIT founder and CEO
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Our health system is already becoming more digital, and some aspects will be increasingly Read More >
The COO of a listed logistics REIT
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. The accelerated switch to e-commerce will boost demand for larger warehouses At Tritax, Read More >
The London real estate professor (and old City hand)
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. As coronavirus becomes endemic, life will never be the same. For property, it’s about Read More >
The private equity chairman
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. When weighing up potential new investments, pandemic resilience will be a key valuation Read More >
Senior ‘itinerant’ property adviser
My world: June 2021… This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. In truth since stepping back from a corporate role at Grainger at the end of 2017 my ambition was Read More >
The jobbing wine merchant
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Will this reality check restrain the wealthy from flaunting their extravagance, or tempt middle Read More >
The estate agency guru
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. The industry will experience consolidation, with an acceleration of technology and more flexible Read More >
The global head of research at a major agency
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Office demand stays level, as flexible working and a move to lower density cancel each other out Read More >
The agricultural/rural head of research
My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. An increased focus on food supply and environmental health will change attitudes to the Read More >
The London professor (and ex-head of research at a major agency)
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Both the offices and residential markets will migrate to the regions, and algorithms will rule our Read More >
The no BS UK listed real estate investor
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Offices will recover, thanks to desk distancing needs, and logistics will thrive – but retail Read More >
The global fund management boss
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Next time we have a crisis, let’s not wait until the barbarian is at the door So often, we Read More >
The senior real estate recruiter
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. With business needs changing, companies may re-evaluate the fit of their managers and Read More >
Gurus, Seers and Randomness
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. I have a teaching aid I use with new graduate students. I show them a graph that shows performance Read More >
The specialist real estate fund manager
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. While the accelerated shift online will dent retail space it will benefit logistics – and Read More >
Prop. Notes
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Our Proprietor wonders if he’s alone in his optimism about the post-pandemic economy – has he Read More >
The inflation bear economist
My world: June 2021… This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. As each day blends into the next and each week feels much the same as the last, I recall an old Read More >
The West Coast Professor
My world: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. I see a friend on the way into the New York office building where I have a presentation to an Read More >

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